Klopp meets a young Everton fan at Alder Hey children’s hospital
Hello, I’m Jürgen Klopp, and I’ve come to Alder Hey Hospital today
to learn about cystic fibrosis. – Hi.
– Hi, Jürgen, nice to meet you. I’m Adam, I’m one of the physios. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition
which children are born with and it means that they have,
amongst other things, a problem moving
the mucus on their chest, which predisposes them to chest infections. The more active our children can be,
the better for them really. Recently we’ve developed a partnership with
the Liverpool Football Club Foundation called the MOVE Project. We’re always trying, from
a physiotherapy side, to promote being active, and the MOVE Project brings coaches from
the Liverpool Football Club Foundation into the hospital here to work with our guys,
on a Wednesday morning after a clinic visit. So it actually helps make what can be quite
a clinical environment and stale process for the kids when they come through
and see us every eight weeks, it gives them something active to
look forward to at the end of their clinics, and the project now has the scope
to see patients in the community as well and to continue and promote
that activity locally with all the work that the foundation do
in Merseyside. And if it’s OK, I’d like to introduce
one of our young people to you. But…he’s an Evertonian. Carson. I’m sorry it’s not Mr Silva. I heard it already. Full throttle, whatever you want. LAUGHTER – So, Carson, we are here in a hospital.
– Yep. – And play football.
– Mm-hmm. What are you doing here? I have cystic fibrosis.
Since I was born I’ve had it. OK. So when you remember that, somebody told you,
“We have to go to hospital” and you didn’t even know why. – No.
– So you learned it? OK. But now it’s kind of something
you carry around all day. And what can you do to make it a bit better? Well, I do physio. I come for an appointment every
eight weeks, and after that appointment, I just come down here
and play with a football. And what I heard, the fitter you are,
the better it is? Yeah. Oh, good, that’s like
with my players, to be honest. When did it happen that
you became an Evertonian? Well, when I was… You fall from a tree or what? That’s only a joke, we are friends,
it’s only a joke. Sorry about that. But why we are here, I think the reason is
that all the things are quite expensive, that’s always how it is in medical health,
and we try to help a little bit. My face is not good for a lot of things, but sometimes when I say something,
people listen a little bit more. And what we want to say today
is he’s a very nice guy, but the disease is not that cool,
to be honest, eh? Yeah, that’s it, and we want to raise money
so everybody can help. We have only a little problem. I have only one ball here for you,
and the thing is, as you can see, it’s red. But this is your ball from now on. Thank you. Do whatever you want with it,
kick it in the sea or whatever, but maybe you can have a little bit
of fun with it, that would be cool. Carson, it was a pleasure. You too. Yes? It was a pleasure for you as well? – Yep.
– Oh, that’s nice! We could be friends actually!